Christmas light push button (choosing what effect)

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Lightfire, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Lightfire

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    YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY! I'VE DONE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY!

    Now, I done doing a Christmas light in only a 12 v dc battery!!!!! (I know this is just easy for you to make, for me yes it's a little bit easy but YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY! YEHEY!)

    Now, I have problem on push button (button where you can choose what effect do you want in Christmas light)

    It have four wires and I don't know where to put those wires...

    So here we go,

    Where should I put the four wires???

    Please, please, forgive my childish action, I'm just happy. :)
     
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  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Can you post a photo of the switch?

    Bertus
     
  3. Lightfire

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    ah wait....
     
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  4. Lightfire

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    up. :) the image was in the above post. :)
     
  5. bertus

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    Hello,

    It looks like the circuit is to be used on AC.
    The diodes will rectify the voltage.
    The circuit probably uses the AC as a clock for the effects.

    The chip used is under the black blob and probably special made for the purpose.
    There will be no information available on the chip.

    Bertus
     
  6. Lightfire

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    But I can use my own made Christmas lights on a 12 volts battery? Anyway, thank you. :)
     
  7. wayneh

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    The original setup used an AC supply to the device pictured, which it converted to DC as Bertus has told you. Do you have that original adaptor, and can you read what its output was?

    You MIGHT be able to use direct 12v DC from your battery instead of AC from the original adaptor. But this might NOT work - you need to find out by reading the adapter label.
     
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